14.03.2017
New Stem Cell Therapy Shows Potential For Regrowing Retinal Ganglion Cells

Stem cell therapy is an extremely promising area of study, especially in the medical field. Today, there's renewed hope in the eye care community that a new form of stem cell therapy might be able to restore sight to those with late stage glaucoma.The specific stem cells used in this study were... Read more


14.03.2017
New Electronic Glasses In Development For Presbyopia Patients

Are you reading this article with one of your numerous pairs of reading glasses on? If so, here's some good news for you. A high-tech pair of eyeglasses is now in the works that could potentially eliminate the need for both reading and driving glasses.Designed for people suffering from presbyopia,... Read more


13.03.2017
MIT Researchers Develop Incredibly Strong Contact Lenses

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) believe they've just invented the first hydrogel-based contact lenses that will never dry. The engineers behind this fascinating new product say they've successfully created a special layer for hydrogel contacts that help naturally... Read more


13.03.2017
Micro-Ring Could Change How The Medical Community Thinks About Retinal Scanning

A new device from Northwestern University is set to revolutionize medical scanning procedures. Officially dubbed the "Micro-ring," this resonator detector can be placed on a contact lens and detect a patient's blood flow and oxygen metabolic rate.Researchers trace the beginning of the Micro-ring... Read more


10.03.2017
Pakistani Teen Impresses Internet With Eye-Popping Prowess

One teenage Pakistani boy with a talent for popping out his eyeballs is quickly becoming an Internet superstar.Ahmed Ali, who's only 14 years old, posted a video of himself popping his eyeballs out of their sockets on some of Pakistan's most popular social media pages. Within a few hours, the video... Read more


09.03.2017
Eye Company Second Sight Reaches Reimbursement Deal With Germany

The American company Second Sight Medical Products just won a huge reimbursement deal with the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System . Germany's decision, announced to the public February 2nd, allows all state-approved hospitals to seek reimbursement for blind Retinitis Pigmentosa... Read more


08.03.2017
Eye Burns In Children Under 5 On The Rise Due To Detergent Pods

Many people love the convenience of laundry detergent pods. And, honestly, who can blame them? These pods are just great for quick and efficient cleaning. However, while these pods are extremely useful for cleaning clothes, they may come with an even larger warning label attached to them in the... Read more


07.03.2017
Don't Blame MS, Blame Your Smartphone: A Modern Misdiagnosis

Neurologists have been misdiagnosing dozens of patients experiencing sudden visual loss in one eye (also called monocular vision loss) with multiple sclerosis (MS). Although the symptoms of monocular vision loss are very real, doctors are now discovering that they are not always related to MS. The... Read more


07.03.2017
CRT Contacts Help Patients Correct Vision While They Sleep

Corneal refractive therapy (CRT) is nothing new, but it's only within the past few years that most nearsighted people have heard about this treatment option. Patients using CRT, also known as "corneal reshaping," put a special pair of contacts in their eyes every night and, over the course of a few... Read more


06.03.2017
City, University of London Hosted Major Training Session Dedicated To Dry Eye and Myopia

An exciting training session was recently held at the brand new dry eye management/myopia research center in the center of London. The Division of Optometry and Visual Science at City, University of London, was in charge of hosting this major professional development event.This event took place... Read more


06.03.2017
California Study Reveals Benefits Of Low Intensity Workouts For Our Eyes

A short low intensity walk may be the best thing for our overall eye health. According to new research out of California, low intensity workouts help the brain better process visual information by stimulating increased neuron production in the visual cortex.This test was conducted at the University... Read more


03.03.2017
British-Made Contacts Impress Numerous Eye Doctors In Portugal

Numerous Portuguese optometrists are now praising the British mini-scleral lenses called Comfort 15. Some eye doctors believe these contacts represent a new frontier in the treatment of corneal issues.The Comfort 15 lenses, which are designed by No. 7 Contacts, received rave reviews at the most... Read more


02.03.2017
Australian Study Shows The Dangers Of Eye Contact In A Police Line-Up Scenario

Suspects who look directly into a policeman's eyes during a line-up are far more likely to appear guilty to law enforcement officials than those who avert their gaze. That's according to a new study put out by the University of Sydney in Australia.Participants involved in this study were first shown... Read more


01.03.2017
AI Device Proven To Be As Effective As Eye Doctors At Diagnosing Cataracts

Results from a series of tests using an AI system designed to recognize the symptoms of congenital cataracts were recently released. These results clearly show that AI systems are able to diagnose eye diseases just as accurately as human doctors.Researchers in China named this AI system CC-Cruiser.... Read more


01.03.2017
AdaptDX: The Future Of AMD Screening?

A brand new machine designed to detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is being used to great effect. This machine has been so effective at detecting early AMD that one enthusiastic eye doctor in Wilmington, North Carolina, hopes it will be used in all annual eye screenings in the near... Read more


27.02.2017
Two Spanish Studies Suggest LED Screens Cause Premature Blindness

We all know that increased exposure to electronic screens is not good for our eyes. Unfortunately, new research from Spain suggests our exposure to LED screens may be even worse than previously imagined. Indeed, Spanish researchers believe we will face a global blindness epidemic if governments... Read more


27.02.2017
Turkish Bank Unrolls First Eye-Scanning Technology In Europe

Eye scanners only used to be a thing seen in sci-fi movies. Today, one Turkish bank is making eye-scanning security a reality for thousands of people. The coolest part of this technology is that it can be used right on your mobile device.Yapı Kredi , one of Turkey's most popular national commercial... Read more


24.02.2017
Oxford Researchers Develop New Device For Blepharospasm Patients

Patients suffering from the blinking disorder blepharospasm may soon have a new treatment option available to them. Scientists are now working on a small device designed to soothe the patient's painful automatic over-blinking. Best of all, this tiny device can be comfortably worn right on a person's... Read more


23.02.2017
One U.K. Optometrist Has Invented A Nightly Treatment For Myopia

Wearing glasses for shortsightedness could soon become a thing of the past. That's certainly what one British optometrist hopes as she unveils her amazing new nightly treatment regimen. Laura Reece , a renowned optometrist from Hereford, England, developed this nightly treatment program called... Read more


22.02.2017
One South African Doctor's App Is Making A Huge Difference In Combating Blindness

Unfortunately, more and more people are suffering from blindness in the modern world. Most recent estimates say that there are about 39 million people who are completely blind around the globe. The truly shocking fact about these blind patients is that 80 percent of them could have been either... Read more